At Los Rios, we strive to provide our employees with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that offers flexibility and security each year.

Check out the benefits guide for complete information.

2019-2020 Part-Time Benefits Guide (PDF)


Eligibility

You’re eligible for the benefits outlined here as a regular employee with a permanent assignment of less than 0.50 FTE. Eligible dependents include your:

  • Spouse or domestic partner
  • Unmarried children to age 25 for dental insurance, regardless of student status
  • Children to age 26, regardless of student or marital status for all other plans
  • Unmarried children of any age if they are incapable of self-support due to mental or physical disability

You may be required to provide proof of dependent eligibility. If your dependent becomes ineligible for coverage, then you must contact the Employee Benefits Department within 31 days.


Enrolling and Making Changes to Your Benefits

There are three opportunities to make changes to your benefits:

As a New Hire

As a new hire, you can enroll in benefits effective the first of the month following your date of hire. However, if you are hired on the first work day of the month, your benefits are effective as of the first of that month. If you miss your initial enrollment window, your next opportunity to enroll will be the annual open enrollment period.

During Open Enrollment

You can enroll in or make changes to your benefits each year during open enrollment (normally held in the spring) for benefits effective July 1 through June 30 of the following year. The next open enrollment period will be in Spring 2020.

If You Have a Change in Status

Your 2019-2020 elections will remain in effect throughout the plan year unless you experience a change in status that affects eligibility for benefits or another qualified status change event (in accordance with Internal Revenue Code rules).

You must request an election change and submit associated forms to the Employee Benefits Department within 31 days. Examples of qualified status change events include (but are not limited to) a change in:

  • Marital status, including marriage, death of a spouse, divorce, annulment, or legal separation
  • Domestic partnership status, including establishment or termination of the partnership
  • Number of your eligible children, including by birth, adoption, placement for adoption, or death
  • Eligibility status of your children (for example, due to age)

Health, Vision & Dental Insurance

Los Rios offers its employees health, vision, and dental insurance plans to choose from.

COBRA Continuation Coverage

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) is a health insurance program that allows eligible employees and their dependents the continued benefits of health insurance coverage if the employee loses their job or experiences a reduction in work hours.

Download the COBRA Continuation Coverage Information (PDF) to learn more.


Long-Term Care (LTC) Insurance


Retirement Savings Plans

As an employee of an educational institution, you may participate in a tax-deferred retirement savings program.

Through these programs, you can save a portion of your pay before federal and state income taxes. Funds are only taxed when withdrawn (usually at retirement – you may face penalties for early withdrawals). There is risk associated with 403(b) and 457 programs, as fund are not insured and are subject to earnings (or losses) based on investment choices and market performance.

Investment Options

How to Enroll

Maximum Contribution


Leaves

Summary of Paid Leave

Leave Type Regular Classified Classified Long-Term Temporary LRCEA Extra Hours in Summer
Sick Leave
5 Month Law None
Vacation None None
Personal Business None None
Personal Necessity None
Workers' Compensation
Bereavement
Critical Illness None
Jury Duty None
Judicial App. None
Military Leave None None
Quarantine None

For a detailed explanation of available leaves and district policies and procedures relating to these leaves, refer to the LRCEA Collective Bargaining Agreement (PDF).

For information on reporting leaves, refer to the Reporting Absences for Classified Staff (PDF).

For maternity, paternity, or child care leave information, refer to the Parental Leave Guide for Classified Staff & Managers (PDF).


Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free, confidential resource for employees that is paid for by Los Rios. It provides resources to help employees lead healthier and happier lives, including:

  • Confidential counseling
  • Wellness coaching to assist with weight management, smoking cessation, stress management, fitness, and so on
  • Financial services, such as planning for retirement, credit counseling, debt, budgeting, and so on
  • Legal services, including attorney consultations for criminal, civil, and family matters
  • Help finding childcare or eldercare

Download the EAP Informational Flyer (PDF) for more information.

Visit mhn.advantageengagement.com and register using the company code LRCCD to learn more.